Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 02-14-2017

Number of Stocks: 3220
Number of New Stocks: 425

Total Value: $63,191 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 28%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

AutoZone: Debt Is a Dragging Brake on This Muscle Car This auto parts retailer has loads of earning power and an outstanding record for earnings predictability, but also has a load of long-term debt
On Thursday, Sept. 22, AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), one of the big four auto parts retailers, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings. Read more...
Guru Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety Undervalued stocks according to the DCF calculator
The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety, according to the DCF calculator, and some of them have very low P/E ratios. GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener can be used to find similar stocks. Read more...
RS Investment Logs Out of LogMeIn Cloud service company has risen in price
RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) sold out of LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) on July 31. The company sold its 2,926,346 shares for $85.91 per share. The divestiture had an impact of -1.46% on its portfolio. Read more...
Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. Read more...
Value Investors Avoided Deutsche Bank and 2 Other European Financials They were the least-held in the sector
Value gurus mostly exited Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) before its stock tumbled this month on news it might have to pay a large fine related to the financial crisis. While many maintain positions in other European banks as fear weighs on stocks in the sector, they are avoiding two almost as much as Deutsche Bank: Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN) and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG). Read more...
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GlobalSCAPE Insiders Invest in Company Insider buys 199,600 shares Jim Simons - GlobalSCAPE Insiders Invest In Company
210/GSB Acquisition Partners, a Dallas-based investment firm, purchased a total 199,600 shares of GlobalSCAPE Inc. (GSB) in March. More...

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Insider Invests in Heritage Insurance Holdings CEO buys 16,000 shares Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Insider Invests In Heritage Insurance Holdings
Bruce Lucas (Insider Trades), CEO and chairman of Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRTG), bought 16,000 shares of the company on March 20. The average price per share was $12.57, for a total transaction of $201,120.  More...

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Executive Chairman Slashes Stake in Gilead Sciences Company's market price has fallen an estimated 25% over the previous year Jerome Dodson,Jim Simons,John Rogers,Ken Fisher,Mu - Executive Chairman Slashes Stake In Gilead Sciences
Insider John Martin, the executive chairman of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), sold 73,333 shares on March 3 for $70.38 per share according to a Form 4 filing with the securities and exchange commission More...

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A Potentially Intriguing Blend of Capital Gains and Income OpenText has history of producing capital gains; now it's adding dividend growth Richard Snow,Jim Simons,Jeremy Grantham,Joel Green - A Potentially Intriguing Blend Of Capital Gains And Income
At the end of February, the Daily Buy Sell Advisor reported that OpenText Corp. (NASDAQ:OTEX) had just reached a milestone: it had increased its dividend for a fifth consecutive year. And that’s just one of many positive signals emanating from this growing IT company. More...

CAPITAL GAINS, DIVIDENDS, INCOME, GROWTH, VALUE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, APPLICATION SOFTWARE


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Insider Invests in Sotheby's Director purchases 10,000 shares of auction house Jim Simons - Insider Invests In Sotheby's
Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) Director Olivier Reza purchased 10,000 shares of the company on March 6 for $48.04 per share, according to a filing with the SEC. More...

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Jeff Auxier Invests in Gilead, Wells Fargo, Apple The guru's repeat purchases in the last 2 quarters of 2016 Jeff Auxier,Jim Simons,Pioneer Investments,John Ro - Jeff Auxier Invests In Gilead, Wells Fargo, Apple
Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) is the manager of Auxier Focus Fund. He manages a portfolio composed of 152 stocks with a total value of $460 million. In the fourth and third quarters of 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Will Urban Outfitters Stock Outperform After March 7? Urban has a portfolio of brands and an incredible opportunity to expand its global reach. Jim Simons,John Hussman - Will Urban Outfitters Stock Outperform After March 7?
Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN), the $3.03 billion market cap company, operates three specialty retail brands: Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People. More...

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Insider Invests in Plains GP Holdings CEO purchases 50,000 shares of the company Jim Simons,Steven Cohen - Insider Invests In Plains GP Holdings
Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) CEO and Chairman of the Board Greg Armstrong (Insider Trades) purchased 50,000 shares of the company on March 1. More...

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Costco Reports Good Sales Growth for Fiscal 2nd Quarter Company maintains strong growth outlook for fiscal 2017, plans to increase membership prices in June Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, John Rogers, John Bu - Costco Reports Good Sales Growth For Fiscal 2nd Quarter
During the company’s fiscal second-quarter 2017, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST) reported net sales of $29.13 billion, net income of $515 million and diluted earnings per share of $1.17. These results outperformed results from the prior year, suggesting the company has good growth potential for fiscal 2017. More...

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Stocks Steven Cohen Continues to Buy The investor purchased shares of these companies during the last 2 quarters Steven Cohen,Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Paul Tudor - Stocks Steven Cohen Continues To Buy
Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio), a billionaire hedge fund investor, is the founder of SAC Capital Advisors, a Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund that he continues to manage. He manages a portfolio composed of 668 stocks with a total value of $14.303 billion. In both the fourth and third quarters of 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Kroger Reports Lower 2016 Earnings Company has modest outlook for 2017, stock price declines approximately 4% Caxton Associates, Jim Simons - Kroger Reports Lower 2016 Earnings
During fourth-quarter 2016, The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) reported diluted earnings per share of 53 cents and a 0.7% decline in identical supermarket sales without fuel from the prior-year quarter. Although the company expects long-term net earnings to grow about 9%, the company has a modest financial outlook for 2017. More...

CAXTON ASSOCIATES, JIM SIMONS


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Steven Cohen Takes Significant Stake in Build-A-Bear Guru holds 14.8% of outstanding shares Steven Cohen,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - Steven Cohen Takes Significant Stake In Build-A-Bear
Point72 Asset Management founder Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) established a large stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE:BBW) on Feb. 17. More...

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A Good Long Idea in the Past, Most Valuable in the Future Philip Morris is concentrating efforts in the right places to remain a leader in the industry Joel Greenblatt,Jim Simons,T Rowe Price Equity Inc - A Good Long Idea In The Past, Most Valuable In The Future
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), the largest publicly traded manufacturer and marketer of tobacco products, sells cigarettes all over the world. More...

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8 Undervalued Stocks for the Peter Lynch Ratio Stocks trading with wide margins of safety Jim Simons,RS Investment Management,Howard Marks,J - 8 Undervalued Stocks For The Peter Lynch Ratio
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months. More...

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7 Stocks With Great 12-Month Performances Stocks that are beating the market Chuck Royce,Jim Simons,Ken Heebner,T Boone Pickens - 7 Stocks With Great 12-Month Performances
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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7 Undervalued Stocks With Growing EPS These companies have strong earnings and margins of safety Ken Fisher,Jim Simons,Arnold Van Den Berg,Joel Gre - 7 Undervalued Stocks With Growing EPS
Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have a five-year growing EPS. More...

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9 Cheap High-Yield Stocks Stocks with negative momentum and a high dividend yield Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Mario Gabelli, Jeremy Gra - 9 Cheap High-Yield Stocks
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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8 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices Companies with high dividend yields and poor 1-year performances Jim Simons, Chuck Royce - 8 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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7 Stocks That Are Beating the Market These stocks had great 12-month performances Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Steven Cohen, - 7 Stocks That Are Beating The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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8 Rising Stocks That Are Still Undervalued These stocks are trading below the Peter Lynch value Wallace Weitz,Jim Simons,Jerome Dodson,Chuck Royce - 8 Rising Stocks That Are Still Undervalued
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months. More...

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